What Are Essential Oils?
A box of oils and a reference book: that’s all it took to change my healthcare forever. Around 80% of my health concerns are now addressed with essential oils. The box is my medicine cabinet, my cleaning product cabinet and my skin care cabinet all in one. Read on to find out why these oils are so powerful and versatile.
Whenever you smell a beautiful flower or a herb, you are experiencing first-hand the plant’s essential oil – the scent of the oil is the essence of the plant.
Essential oils are volatile compounds that are found in every plant – in the seed, flower, stem, bark, root, etc. – which are extracted, mainly through steam distillation.
Essential oils are the essence of the plant – the life force that keeps the plant safe from predators and infections, that attracts friendly insects, and keeps the plant thriving. Essential oils are basically the immune system of the plant.
And when we use essential oils, we are offering all of these incredible properties to our own bodies. This is what makes them so powerful; in fact, they’re over 50 to 70 times more powerful than herbal extracts.